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Jil Jung Juk  ( UA ) (2016)  (Tamil)
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Jil Jung Juk Review

Jil Jung Juk is a majorly-boring and occasionally-entertaining dark comedy with solid technical values.
2.5 out of 5 (Fairly Good)  | SMK (NOWRUNNING)
The laugh is on us. Debutant director Deeraj Vaidy's Jil Jung Juk is a wannabe dark comedy that fails to live up to its expectations. Even with extremely wacky set-pieces, immersive color patterns and euphoric background score, the film just manages to pass muster. And the main reason is the dysfunctional comedy portions that never manage to put a smile on our faces.

There are only a handful of sequences in the film that evokes laughter. For a dark comedy at a runtime of 132 minutes to work well, the narration needs to be at least mildly engaging and the ideas that rest inside the filmmaker's mind should get transported seamlessly on screen. But here, the entire story is repetitive with boring affairs and petty misdeeds of three main protagonists Jil, Jung and Juk played by Siddharth, Avinash and Sananth Reddy respectively.

The only enjoyable portions in the film are the sincerely told adult jokes that come out all guns blazing with hilarious references and back-stories. But, Deeraj, in his attempt to make a mountain out of a molehill, indulges too much with his characters and dialogues that never look funny to leave the audience in splits.

Set in the year 2020, when India has become a greedy nation that thrives on drug smuggling and petrol business, gangster Deiva assigns a crucial job of transporting a cocaine shipment to Jil, Jung and Juk. On their way to meet the Chinese gang in Hyderabad to deliver the cocaine lot, an interesting turn of events happens and they lose the cocaine. How they manage to appease Deiva and come out of this extraordinary situation forms the plot.

Siddharth deserves a pat on the back for breaking stereotypes as a producer, who has supported a young crew. But, that cannot be a sole yardstick to review or analyze an otherwise monotonous film which flunks to grab our attention.

The film boasts supremely brilliant technical values with Shreeyas Krishan's flashy cinematography and Kurtz Scheneider's unconventional editing. Music composer Vishal Chandrasekhar manages to come up with a rousing background score that works quite effectively for the genre. With a minimal budget, what the team has shown on screen with regards to visual effects and animated sequences surely warrants mention.

Jil Jung Juk is a majorly-boring and occasionally-entertaining dark comedy with solid technical values.
Critic: SMK
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0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
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Shivaraj Nair
It's good to see directors are trying to be scientists of Indian cinema experimenting. But, Deeraj Vaidy’s Jil Jung Juck experiment was not successful. Many scenes are inspired from Hollywood movies. Comedy was like Indian roads either too good or too poor. First half keeps you engaged but second half is too boring because of weak stretched plot. Technical efforts should be praised. If you are siddharth fan and if you want to experience the new experiment you can pass some time.   Jil Jung Juk User Rating


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